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Best Books of 2010

Top 10 Books: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Welcome to our Best of 2010 top 10 lists for Science Fiction & Fantasy. We've put our editors' picks and our 2010 bestsellers for each category on the same page together, so you can easily compare. Click on "Editors' Picks" (or "Editors' Picks: Kindle eBooks") to see our choices for the best science fiction and fantasy of 2010, including our top pick, Michal Ajvaz's The Golden Age. And click on "Customer Favorites" to find the bestselling science fiction and fantasy at Amazon.com during 2010. (Ranked according to customer orders through October. Only books published for the first time in 2010 are eligible.) See more editors' picks and customers' favorites in our Best of 2010 Store.


1. Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 10)
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 10)
by Charlaine Harris
3.4 out of 5 stars (1,183 customer reviews)
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Ace Books
May 4, 2010
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Still reeling from the deaths of her fairy cousin, Claudine, and many others in 2009's ... Read more

2. Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time, Book Thirteen)
Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time, Book Thirteen)
by Robert Jordan
4.4 out of 5 stars (873 customer reviews)
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Tor Books
November 2, 2010
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Amazon.com Review
Author One-on-One: Patrick Rothfuss and Brandon Sanderson In an exclusive interview for Amazon.com, epic fantasy authors Patrick Rothfuss (The Wise Man's Fear) and Brandon Sanderson (Towers of Midnight) sat down to discuss collaborating with publishers, dealing with success, and what ... Read more

3. Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12)
Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12)
by Jim Butcher
4.6 out of 5 stars (490 customer reviews)
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April 6, 2010
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The fast-paced and compelling 12th book in Butcher's bestselling series (after 2009's ... Read more

4. Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5)
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5)
by Patricia Briggs
4.6 out of 5 stars (376 customer reviews)
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March 30, 2010
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Coyote-shifting garage mechanic Mercedes Thompson, now mated to Adam, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, embarks on her exciting fifth dark fantasy adventure (after 2009's bestselling ... Read more

5. Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
by Laurell K. Hamilton
2.7 out of 5 stars (428 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Berkley Hardcover
June 1, 2010
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Watch a video ... Read more

6. Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 18)
Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 18)
by Laurell K. Hamilton
2.5 out of 5 stars (436 customer reviews)
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February 2, 2010
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7. Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files
Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files
by Jim Butcher
4.6 out of 5 stars (279 customer reviews)
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October 26, 2010
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From Publishers Weekly
Fans of Butcher's long-running and bestselling urban fantasy series featuring Chicago wizard PI Harry Dresden were stunned by the concluding events of the 2010 novel Changes. They'll probably want to skip ahead to the last of this collection's 11 stories, ... Read more

8. Black Magic Sanction (Rachel Morgan, Book 8)
Black Magic Sanction (Rachel Morgan, Book 8)
by Kim Harrison
4.3 out of 5 stars (276 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Harper Voyager
February 23, 2010
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The eighth bewitching but overly dense Hollows adventure (after 2009's ... Read more

9. Victorious (The Lost Fleet, Book 6 of 6)
Victorious (The Lost Fleet, Book 6 of 6)
by Jack Campbell
4.3 out of 5 stars (98 customer reviews)
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April 27, 2010
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The Lost Fleet: Relentless found its way onto the New York Times bestseller list... Now Victorious leads the charge again-and "Black Jack" Geary is in command... As war continues to rage between the Alliance and Syndicate Worlds, Captain "Black Jack" Geary is promoted to admiral-even though the ... Read more

10. Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die
Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die
by David Malki !
4.6 out of 5 stars (159 customer reviews)
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Machines of Death
October 13, 2010
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Review
Machine of Death is a lot of fun.... Highly engaging, interestingly crowdsourced, and crafted with a great deal of care. You'll be thinking about it long after you're through reading. --Chris Greenland, Tor.comBut where this collection could have merely skated by on its own cleverness, it turns out to ... Read more